Celia adjusts to her grandmother’s residency move by drawing celebrated memories and building a memory wall for Nonna.
Celia and Nonna is a significant and heart-warming picture book about the special bond between children and grandparents – and what happens when life changes. Grandparents ageing is a universal experience, yet it is rarely told in picture book form. In this story, young Celia finds a delightful and positive way to navigate this confusing time.
Victoria Lane is an award-winning journalist and writer who has lived and worked on three continents and now calls Melbourne home. Her articles have been published widely in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, The Age, and many other media. Her family includes two daughters, a cat and some fish. Celia and Nonna is her debut picture book.
Kayleen West is an award winning author and illustrator. Motivated by projects aimed at enriching a child’s internal experience, she jumped at the chance to illustrate this touching story. Also by Kayleen West: Adoptive Father, Without Me, Better than a Superhero.